Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Worthless loans


But, I have a degree ... in Journalism!
Is there a collej degree more worthless?

This is big trouble, in the making.  Among other things, one of the big issues will be the expectation that student loans for worthless degrees should be forgiven..... and then, as taxes upon taxes kick in, there will be a growing resentment among those with limited earnings potential, regarding them having to pay social security and Medicare entitlements for the generations before them..... with the limited prospect of ever receiving any of those benefits themselves. 

Think social unrest on a grand scale.  
-Cuzzin Ricky

Aw, ur lust a big tazej

Oh My

Watch the kids at the 2 minute mark as well. This guard has a lot more patience than I would have... --Chris

Through - not In the rye


Coming through the rye ...

I took another crack at rye bread yesterday.  I had trouble getting it off the peel and into the oven, so it deflated a little.  Still, it came out looking good and had a nice thump.  I told MoSup that, while it might taste good, it's so time consuming that in the future I'll leave it to the bakery.   My New York Pizza dough takes three days percolating, but only five minutes to assemble. This rye bread takes 8 hours with constant kneading and smashing and all the glayvin.  But today I sliced into it and  made a BLT on rye.  Best rye bread I ever tasted.  Dammit.

The CNN Vajayjays

What's the play coach?
Res Ipsa Loquitor

CNN also added one to its ranks, poaching Chris Cuomo from ABC News. In a release Tuesday, CNN said Cuomo - the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) - will have a “major role” in a new morning show and across the network. According to the Associated Press and Politico, he is expected to pair up with CNN’s Erin Burnett to host a new show that will replace “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien.” TPN

Some shake-up.  Let me axe you something.  What began CNN's slide into obscurity?  That's right; Fox News.   And, what did  FNC do that created such a television news whirlwind?  That's right.  They put together a news team, headed by Brit Hume—who had a sterling reputation at ABC News where he spakled  as White House correspondent.

The Fox News hour, including the evening news with
Shepard Smith, covered all the news, including stuff  the alphabet networks avoid like Nancy Pelosi avoids travelling coach.    That is, they dared Democrats to explain themselves.  A new paradigm for success?  You'd think.

Just a week into CNN president Jeff Zucker’s tenure, he's painting the red walls a different shade of red.  He's saying, "Damn the West Coast Offense, I'm going with the T-formation!"  Failure percolating.  His greatest achievement will be to fire Piers Morgan; but also the easiest. The whole lineup reeks howvever. Nobody deserves to stay.

What would I do?  Why I'd emulate FOX, and I'd quit tailoring my news so as not to offend foreigners.  But first, I'd have to un-ban word "foreigner."

Take This Waltz

   At The Cinema                           

Take This Waltz

Very quietly Seth Rogen has crept onto my list of people whose movies I'll watch just because he's in them.  Most of them, I mean all of them that I've seen,  are quirky (The Green Hornet, Zack and Miri Make a PornoSuperbad, Freaks and Geeks), but never ever slap-stick. And funny.  And Rogen's character is always cool, and that goes for Waltz.

Take This Waltz (2011) was written and directed by Sarah Polley, and is nominally a Chick Flick listed as comedy/drama— "A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street.

I loved this movie (it receives just 6.5 stars on IMDB).  The dialog between Michelle (the "good wife"),  her husband (Rogen), and paramour (Luke Kirby) fairly crackles.  There are times when you'll be startled, and surprised. And,  there is, in the end something of an understated Greek tragedy quality imposed.

My guess is that everyone in the family will love it.  Little Tommy—because  Michelle Williams and Sarah Silverman are quite  naked; mom and dad—because both will see something of themselves in it.  Five Stars for me.    

Disclaimer - I no longer go to the cinema, nor pay any attention to what films are popular, or not.  So, Take This Waltz may have won 10 Academy Awards and I shall not have known it.